One of the internet's favorite memes is the "idiot sandwich," which features Gordon Ramsay putting someone's head between two pieces of bread and asking them what they are. "An idiot sandwich," they sadly reply.
Well, if you thought that the meme came from a moment on one of Ramsay's popular reality cooking shows like Hell's Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares, we have some bad news for you: it didn't.
Twitter user @rumidizzee recently shared the shocking revelation in an Earth-shattering tweet:
i didn't realize that "idiot sandwhich" was from a sketch for a late night tv show i honestly thought that was just… https://t.co/uWDQkThjja— k (@k)1517036988.0
Naturally, Twitter was absolutely floored:
@rumidizzee WAIT WHAT ITS NOT— a (@a)1517067726.0
@rumidizzee https://t.co/7PJdfStG33— celina (@celina)1517137580.0
@rumidizzee @Dooreenuh https://t.co/8v4MKHQOwe— ♔ Julia Lynn Rubin (@♔ Julia Lynn Rubin)1517120588.0
She's right, folks. I hope you're sitting down for this.
The late night tv show @rumidizzee is referencing? Well, that would be The Late Late Show with James Corden. She even shared a screenshot of the photographic evidence:
@fieldsnfences NOPE https://t.co/7pWp3ggLOF— k (@k)1517072950.0
As the YouTube title suggests, the famous "idiot sandwich" bit was all part of a sketch involving Ramsay and The Talk and Big Brother host Julie Chen from 2015.
The sketch was part of Corden's 500th episode celebration, when he decided to put his and Chen's cooking skills to the test in a CBS kitchen face-off called "Hell's Cafeteria."
During the challenge, Corden and Chen struggle with the simplest of kitchen tasks, like cracking an egg and making a sandwich. In typical fashion, Ramsay explodes with rage, prompting the now-infamous moment in which he holds up two slices of bread and makes Julie Chen call herself an "idiot sandwich."
Watch the sketch for yourself:
And there you have it.
Twitter was understandably upset by the life-altering news, and they let their horror and dismay out in full force:
@rumidizzee @plasticcracked ...why? why would you provide me with this sad information?— a ball of sadshine (@a ball of sadshine)1517109799.0
@rumidizzee MY LIFE IS A LIE— a (@a)1517078364.0
@rumidizzee @fieldsnfences I SWORE THAT WAS JULIE CHEN!! I can’t believe it actually is— natty b raps (@natty b raps)1517157233.0
@rumidizzee @aimerdjh https://t.co/Z1Z73mXaf1— Kira (@Kira)1517123976.0
@vvlcanspock I KNOW!! this is knowledge i could've lived without— k (@k)1517105927.0
@rumidizzee Everything is a lie https://t.co/kr5nCHeL0i— ella (@ella)1517150085.0
@rumidizzee how can I delete someone else’s tweet because I wish I’d never seen this— christina (@christina)1517142080.0
After all, it is Gordon Ramsay, who is known for his ridiculous outbursts on his various tv cooking shows. It seemed entirely plausible:
@rumidizzee it sounds so much like something he’d actually say that I never questioned it either— 𝒮𝓊𝓃𝓃𝓎 (@𝒮𝓊𝓃𝓃𝓎)1517129479.0
And since the sketch aired, Ramsay has actually been known to use the phrase:
But really, it was an epic fail for everyone.
It turns out that we might actually be the biggest idiot sandwiches:
@rumidizzee How did I not realize this was @JulieChen??? #BadBBFan https://t.co/vX7Z95tfNl— Sizzle (@Sizzle)1517158848.0
@rumidizzee This is like finding out Torn was a cover all over again.— Lee Peckover (@Lee Peckover)1517142277.0